The Bishop’s Corner of the Diocese of Western Anglicans is a collection of Bishop Keith Andrews thoughts. These include sermons, reflections on events, announcements of key church happenings, and recommendations for further study. You will find audio, visual, and written works here going back through the years. His works cover many aspects of what Western Anglicans believe and do. The page is updated regularly, so come back to see what is happening!
Blessed Lord! You have given us a wondrous lesson to learn. We humbly ask that you let us see the spiritual realities of life. There is a large harvest which is perishing as it waits for your disciples to give the signal for laborers to come. Lord, teach us to view this Harvest with a heart full of compassion! There are so few laborers, Lord. So stir up your Holy Spirit in us for repentance and for commitment to pray. You are the Lord of the harvest and so able and ready to send them forth. Show us how You wait for the prayer to which you have promised an answer. We are your disciples to whom the call to pray has been given. Lord, show us how You can breathe Your Spirit into us, so that Your compassion and the faith in Your promise will rouse us to unceasing, prevailing power.
O Lord! We cannot understand how You can entrust such work and give such power to us who are often slothful (lazy) and unfaithful. We thank You for all those whom You are teaching day and night to cry out to you for laborers to be sent. Lord, breathe you Spirit into all Your children. Let them learn to live only for the Kingdom and glory of their Lord and become fully awake to the faith in what their prayer can accomplish. And let our hearts be filled with the assurance that prayer offered in living faith in the living God will bring a certain and abundant answer.
Prayer modified from Andrew Murray, October 2017
Andrew Murray was a South African writer, teacher and Christian pastor. Murray considered missions to be “the chief end of the church”, until Jesus returns for His Bride.
For the Golden Jubilee of Catholic Charismatic Renewal
Are you longing to see your church grow, both in number and in discipleship? If so, Growing the Church 101 was written for you. Based on a seminar for clergy and wives led by Bishop Keith Andrews on radical and Biblical discipleship, this book is part of comprehensive effort to expand his vision to the local church, first in the Diocese of Western Anglicans, then in ACNA, and then in Anglican churches throughout the world. This vision, if realized, will propel us forward into the next phase of our growth as an obedient church.
Growing the Church 101 contains six in depth group studies, each with two midweek homework sessions. The book has been recommended by Archbishop Foley Beach, Rt Rev Dr Todd Hunter and Canon David Rosebury for the express purpose of growing disciples who make disciples. Our prayer is that the Lord will use this book to increase, not just our Church's head knowledge, but also our heart knowledge and obedience. We pray that it will be a tool to enable and encourage deep discipleship, so that we will become disciples that make disciples that make a difference in the world.
Jul 29 2017
1974058611 / 9781974058617
The slideshow below covers the events between May 30 and June 9 2017 when Bishop Keith Andrews went to Rome with sixty members of the John 17 Movement to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. The John 17 Movement seeks to unite the divided denominations of the church. They take their name from Jesus' prayer in John Chapter 17: "Father I pray that those who believe in me will be one so the world will know you sent me.”
During their visit, the group participated in the Pentecost Vigil with Pope Francis on June 3, 2017, and on June 8 the group had an audience with Pope Francis on June 8th that went on for a good two hours.
To learn more about the John 17 Movement, visit www.john17movement.com.
|The Prayer-Saturated Family: How to Change the Atmosphere in Your Home through Prayer By Cheryl Sacks|
|You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit by James K. A. Smith|
|Conversion & Discipleship You Can't Have One Without The Other by Bill Hull|
|God's Redeeming Love and Islam by Abraham Boaz, Ph.D. by Bill Hull|
|Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis|
|Basic Christianity by John Stott|
|Simply Christian by N. T. Wright|
|Choose the Lifen by Bill Hull|
|Simply Share by Ron Haas|
|Mission-Shaped Church: Church Planting and Fresh Expressions in a Changing Context by Graham Cray|
|DiscipleShift by Jim Putman, Bobby Harrington and Robert Coleman
Desiring the Kingdom by James K. A.
The Church of Irresistible Influence by Robert Lewis
Go to this bibliography for a list of books on disciple-making.